St Francis Xavier in glory.jpgToday, we take inspiration from the life and work of a great missionary of the Church in the person of Saint Francis Xavier. He got of the classroom and did something for Christ and the Church. Let’s take time today to pray for missionaries and a rejuvenation of the missionary work of the Church.

Xavier wrote…

Brethren, We cease not to pray for you, and to beg
that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of God, in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of God, in all things
pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of
God; strengthened with all might according to the power of His glory, in all
patience and long suffering with joy; giving thanks to God the Father, who hath
made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light
who hath delivered us from the power of darkness
and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have
redemption through the His Blood, the remission of sins

(Epistle for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Col. i, 9-14)